City Commission Worksession Minutes 01-12-2015

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                                        City of Muskegon
                                  City Commission Worksession
                                         January 12, 2015
                                   City Commission Chambers
                                             5:30 PM


Present: Commissioners German, Hood, Rinsema-Sybenga, Gawron, Johnson, Turnquist, and
Absent: None.

Digital Spectrum Enterprises.
Since May 2005, the City has contracted with Digital Spectrum Enterprises (DSE) for
management of the City’s government access channel. In exchange for these management
rights, DSE broadcasts City Commission meetings at no direct cost to the City. The current
agreement with DSE dates from January 2012 through December 2014.

Proposed is a three year agreement renewal with DSE. Terms of the agreement are the same as

Anne Bratsburg gave an overview of how the programming works. DSE receives no revenues
from the City.

This item has been placed on the January 13, 2015 Commission Meeting for consideration by the

Section 10-351 Registration of Rental Dwellings Ordinance Amendment.
The Director of Public Safety requests the City Commission review and authorize the proposed
amendment to Chapter 10 Buildings, Article VI, Division 2, subdivision III “Rental Property”, of
the City of Muskegon Ordinances as it relates to; subsection (F) Dwelling Fire Insurance 1.
Minimum coverage; use of insurance proceeds 2. Property owners to provide city with insurance

This amendment requests that property owner(s) who lease for occupancy have fire insurance in
order to restore and/or demolish a structure in the event of a fire. Further, the property owner(s)
provide information and/or fire insurance policy to the city during the rental registration process.
A violation of this amended section shall result in the suspension of the registration certificate.

This will relieve the City of Muskegon from bearing the expense to demolish uninsured rental
properties that are damaged during a working fire.

This item has been placed on the January 13, 2015 Commission Meeting for consideration by the
Motion by Commissioner Hood, seconded by Vice Mayor Spataro to adjourn at 5:56 p.m.

                                                                 MOTION PASSES

                                                     Ann Marie Cummings, MMC
                                                             City Clerk

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